Scientists urge Jerry Brown to halt oil, gas production

by Anne C. Mulkern, E&E News

California must end oil and gas drilling in the state to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit climate impacts, a group of scientists will tell Gov. Jerry Brown (D) today.

An alliance of 26 climate scientists plans to send a letter to Brown urging him to halt approvals of new oil and gas projects and to develop a “fair plan” to phase out fossil fuel extraction in the state.
It’s essential to limit global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius and ideally less than 1.5 degrees by 2100, the goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the group said.

read more: http://governorswindenergycoalition.org/scientists-urge-jerry-brown-to-halt-oil-gas-production/

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